This restaurant is a treat. My absolute favorite thing is to have an order of the amazing fries and 2 Thornbury Ciders - all to myself - no sharing. I brought a new friend this last time and this person had the mussles which were by all accounts very good. I had the Nicoise salad which was not the greatest (salad was wilted) however the Tuna on the salad was excellent so I ate the Tuna, left the salad, and dived into the fries.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for an after-work drink. With their patio, extensive beer selection, and generous serving of fries, Beer Bistro is great for a couple hours of chatting.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
MUSSELS & FRITES
The BEST moules et frites since my wife enjoyed them in Paris at Leon's of Brussels. Service was fantastic.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are unfamiliar with Toronto and were staying nearby. Wonderful to find such an outstanding place within easy walking distance. Amazing selection of beers. Wonderful serving staff. Very good food. We had the bison burger and the butter chicken which was very good abd quite different for other butter chicken we had previously eaten. We ate indoors but the outdoor patio looked very inviting and was quite busy. Background music could have been a bit quieter. Unique ice creams made in house were also a highlight!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favourite "go to"
One of my favourite "go to" Toronto restaurants. Food is always excellent!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I like the Crème brûlée which
I like the Crème brûlée which was my primary reason of meeting a friend for dinner at this Bistro. Although it was busy for even a Thursday night, the waitress was quite attentive and the receptionist was commendable for managing to reschedule my reservation a few times. :)
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my fav restaurants!
The beer menu is extensive. Even as someone who doesn't *love* beer, I really enjoy this restaurant. With all the options, I always find a few beers that I really enjoy. The food is very good too. I've had the mussels, mushroom pizza, and pirogies, and they were all very tasty!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have been to beerbistro many
Have been to beerbistro many times and have never been disappointed.
The beer list is excellent and varied and the servers' knowledge of the beer's flavor, history and the region where each are brewed is outstanding. The food is delicious. Start off with bacon wrapped shrimp and Belgian frites. Then for the main I recommend mussels or chicken wings or ribs or either of the pizzas. The salads are tasty as well.
You can't go wrong at beerbisro!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great beer and excellent food.
Simply put, the food at the Beerbistro is outstanding and the beer selection is exceptional. The waiters and waitresses are invariably knowledgeable, attentive, personable and friendly.
I have been here for dinner and brunch, and both meals were excellent and very reasonably priced. That said, if you don't like beer then this restaurant is probably not for you as most of the items on the menu are made with beer. The fries at the Beerbistro are fried in duck fat then beef fat and are arguably the best fries in the city. Beerbistro's mussels also make it a stand-out from other restaurants in the area.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant and have recommended it to many family members and friends.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I just tried some veggi thing so don't know much about it but otherwise the experience over there was really good.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Beer Bistro has the best collection of beer I have seen in Toronto showcasing some of the rarest in the world. Their categorization of beer is great for identifying what type pf beer to order and also to pair with your meal. We ended up only getting appetizers and each one was excellent .
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a wonderful restaurant. All the food we ordered was great and the beer pairings were perfect.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beer beer beer!
Nice restaurant to get together with friends. They have an extensive beer list (like a novel LOL). I'm not a beer drinker but they had some non-beer drinks too. The food was artfully presented and delicious. The only thing I would maybe improve upon would be better signage outside. We walked right past the place and didn't even know it!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
There were 6 of us and all enjoyed the food and drinks.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place. Wide selection
Love this place. Wide selection of beer and knowledgeable staff.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
great beer selection
Beerbistro has been a favorite dinner spot for a couple of years. The beer selection is extensive and the servers all knowledgeable about the range of selections. The food has always been good, although I was a little disappointed that my favorite Kobe beef tacos are no longer on the menu. No matter - the steak frites were terrific. the steak was cooked perfectly and the frites are always delicious. The service was great as usual. They even accommodated an extra diner joining mid-meal when my daughter was able to join us after work at the last minute even though we had only reserved for two and the restaurant was fairly busy. Dessert tip - the Dragon stout and Skor ice cream is amazing.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beer Dummy Discovery
Enjoyed the evening while drinking a few Rodenbachs which is a very close cousin to Merlot if you are a wine connoisseur. The restaurant is a small oasis niched between high risers. This is a great place to network and enjoy patio season. Service welcomes you with samples when you are a little intimidated with the large array of beer choices.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good choice for late lunch downtown
Doing back to university errands with my son and couldn't fit lunch in until after 2:00. No problem gong to Beer Bistro. The bar area was busy with people watching the US Open and still a few other tables eating. Always enjoy dinners here but lunch was really nice - much quieter because fewer people at the restaurant and the music was definitely turned down. The Belgian Frites were fantastic as usual and my son enjoyed trying the special beers and I enjoyed the Spirit Tree Cider they served.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beer, beer, beer
The beer bistro has always been a favourite due to their vast selection of beers from all over the world, some of which are impossible to find elsewhere.
Their food is modern and delicious; it incorporates beer in one form or another into their interpretation of their dishes. I especially recommend their flat-breads, their mussels and their frites, though in reality, you won't be disappointed with their food.
The servers are all very knowledgeable and friendly, adding to the experience.
You will want to go back for more.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
this was our second time at Beerbistro and again the restaurant did not fail to impress! Our waitress was wonderful and the food was exceptional! We will definitely return!!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
First and definitely not my last
I received a gift card for the beerbistro and decided to check it out this past weekend. It was a great spot. Very friendly staff that provide quick service, with great attention to detail. I made reservations for two, and then my friend extended that invitation to other friends and told me last minute. When I arrived at the restaurant and told them my predicament, they were very able and willing to accommodate. One of the friend's that I dined with is not big on beer. So when requested, our waiter was very helpful with picking a wine that would go well with what she ordered. If (read: when) you check this place out, the Belgian frites are a must and the Brussels Mussels were extraordinary.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beer, Mussels, Toronto...wow
This is one of multiple visits to Beer Bistro...and we don't drink beer...just wine. The mussels are the best anywhere; the Pierogies...authentic, homemade and delicious...the duck spring roll would hold its own in a top of the line asian restaurant! Service outstanding as well.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh organic food, wonderfully presented. A true Diamond in the rough!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beer snob meet foodie
I love beer and like cooking with it, but I was a bit worried about a place themed so much on beer, but I needn't have worried. The Beer Bistro gets it right.
My partner and I both had different mussel dishes. Mussels have a delicate flavour and could be spoiled by any residual bitterness or overcooking, but they managed to create two very different and very good dishes.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Business Development
Great atmosphere. Unique Menu items. Love the beer selection and beer pairings in the menu. Food is great!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent saled and pizza.
Excellent saled and pizza. Best gluten free pizza crust I have ever had. Lots of mushrooms and goat cheese. Very yummy
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the food; the beer selection is unbelievable, the wine selection is good and I love that they have gluten free options... but this review has rankings for noise levels that are really not accurate. They need a ranking for LOUD.
This place is LOUD.
You can call it 'energetic' all you want, but I really hate having to yell to be heard. I know loud seems to be the style these days, but I'm sorry, it really detracts from the purpose of the dining experience.
Too bad, because everything else about it is great. I'd recommend going here if you like to text or if you're so gorgeous you don't need to have anything to say...
Or if you want to loudly berate someone. No one will even notice.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a great place for a quick and simple bite to eat and a few beers. Exhaustive beer list and smart groupings for selection purposes. The service (Bethune?) was friendly and informative.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot downtown for lunch.
Great spot downtown for lunch. Lots of interesting beers on the beer menu. Service was great!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good service
The food was delicious and I received a "beer education". Who'd have thought beer for dessert! I will return
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Selection of Beers
The food was very good and the frites are a must order. The beer selection was very good and the Ronenbach was a nice crips accompanyment to my meal. If your a foodie and especially if you are a beer connesuer this is the place to go.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Even better beer.
Food was off the chart good. Our service staff was friendly and made some great suggestions.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had such a great experience,
We had such a great experience, we went to the restaurant twice on our vacation. The food was great and very creative. The waitstaff was very helpful and enthusiastic, and the beer list remarkable. A lot of fun to think about beer pairings, instead of wine.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great beer list
Went as a party of four on a Friday evening. Really enjoyed the experience. Beer list was excellent -- two of us are beer freaks, so there was much happiness on that front. Food was good -- not outstanding, but perfectly fine. I had the coq a la biere, and it was very tasty. Liked the dumplings. Partner had the steak, and he said it was only OK. Others seemed pleased with their food. Service was excellent, and ambience very good. Great location, right on the subway line w lots of taxis around, so easy to enjoy the beer list to the fullest!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although arrived with 4 and had a rez for only 2 on a very busy night. The staff quickly accommodated us. The food and service were as always excellent. One of my fave spots in a Toronto.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best beer bistro
An extensive list of local & international beers with enthusiastic server willing to offer pairing recommendations. Eggs Benny with duck confit were excellent. Good spot for brunch on a Sunday when the financial district is otherwise deserted. Would recommend they consider a jazz trio to liven things up a bit.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice for a small group meet up
Met up for a 6pm reservation with 3 friends and the restaurant was already packed so I was glad to have reserved in advance. We had a nice table near the window and although the restaurant was busy and quite loud we were still able to hear each other with no issues....plus we are a loud group anyway! Our server (sorry I can't recall her name) was lovely and attentive with good suggestions on both beer selections and food options. We shared the Belgian Frites (good) with the table. Entrees consumed, Short rib pizza (good), lamb shank (Very good), pork chops (very good), mussels (very good). Flourless chocolate cake was to die for! A fun evening and I would return in the future.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Dining Experience
I love the Beer Bistro, and especially love bringing friends, colleagues and vendors to this lovely neighbourhood gem.
You are always greeted with a genuine smile, and treated like a VIP by everyone who works there. The food is fabulous (I have never had a bad meal here), and the ambiance is perfect.
I recommend the Beer Bistro to anyone who is looking for a restaurant close to the Financial District, but doesn't want to spend an arm and a leg to have a good meal.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
great beer list
Great beer selection, although it would be nice to see more Ontario brews on tap. Food was very good and reasonably priced. Waitress was great, friendly and attentive. But whatsup with the hostess?! Not a friendly start to the dining experience as she makes no effort to welcome you. She even rolled her eyes when we asked to have our coats checked (they have a closet right at the entrance!)
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great beer finds - perfectly suited with a range of bar eats - & excellent mussels!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best steak & frites in town
I was surprised with the quality of the steak!
Normally steak and frites is a very plain entrée, but so far Beer Bistro is one of the best ones I've tried :)
I was super happy with my choice
Service was very good, ambiance was great, beer selection a bit overwhelming, but the food was very very good
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Great Place!
We had a great time at the Beer Bistro! It was a Friday night so it was a busy and our table wasn't ready for our reservation time. That being said, the waiters were very apologetic and were very attentive to our needs while waiting in the bar area. After being seated our waiter was really friendly and very funny! The food was great, our group of four really enjoyed the fondue appetizer as well as the chicken main course. Overall, it was a really nice restaurant, near the subway, and it had delicious food!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Decided to try this restaurant
Decided to try this restaurant out before a Leaf game. The food was great and the beer list was lengthy. I had to ask for a few more moments before I was able to choose my drink order. The noise in the restaurant seemed to get louder the longer we were there. So its not a quiet spot. It was busy very early on and the service was good. The only downfall was that the tables all seemed a little cramped together. The space is not that large so dinning felt a little less private than some other places. The good news was that I was able to see what my meal would look like since the person at the table beside me ordered the exact same meal. I would definately would recommend and would go there again.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
amazing service and a wonderful
amazing service and a wonderful selection of beer!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Before the Leaf Game
Had a great meal, great beer and great service. We let them know we were going to Leaf Game and they were attentive to time. We decided on variety of appies which brought out staggered but timely all were great. Look forward to he next meal.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better than Paris
For years now the Beer Bistro has been a home away from home for me. I recently took two Parisian colleagues to the Beer Bistro. They were very impressed by: 1. the food, 2. the beer selection and 3. the friendliness of the staff. They'll definitely be back when they return to TO.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beer Bistro never disappoints...I'v
Beer Bistro never disappoints...I've been going since it opened and it's always been a great place to go for dinner or drinks.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our Server was awesome, the food was really good and the atmosphere was wonderful! We'll definitely be going back!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beer & Lunch
This was our 2nd time this week and as usual the beer selection is great and the food is very good,service by the bar staff is excellent.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, service is
Excellent food, service is always subject to the waiter and ours was outstanding. Good menu for all types of tasting. The mussels
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM